October 2023

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

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As Halloween creeps closer and the fall season casts its enchanting spell over West Palm Beach, we have some thrilling news to share! ūüéÉūüćā

Our recent "Security and Homelessness" event at PB DramaWorks was a success, thanks to your support. But the excitement doesn't end there!  As a result of your calls and emails regarding safety concerns, it was announced that there will now be increased police presence along with more training.  Read the details here.

As you can see, there is strength in numbers, and your membership and volunteer efforts can make a real difference. Become a DNA member and/or volunteer today!

Do not miss the upcoming City and DDA hosted community visioning events below. It is important that your voice is heard.  Looking forward to seeing you at the next event.

Sitima Fowler, WPB DNA President


October 3, 6-8 PM, WPB City Community Visioning Sessions - Learn about the projects and initiatives the CITY is undertaking and let your voice be heard . Register Here

October 18, 5:30-8 PM, Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Downtown Summit - The DDA wants to hear what you envision in the next 5 years for our downtown. Register Here

October 28, 10 AM, DNA Special Downtown Historical Tour with Rick Gonzalez - This is a small group walking tour limited to 30 people.  Tickets will sell out quickly so don't delay. RSVP Now

Calendar of Downtown Events Click Here

City of WPB Events Click Here


PAST DNA EVENTS

The DNA event, NEIGHBORS UNITE: BUILDING SOLUTIONS FOR DOWNTOWN SAFETY & HOMELESSNESS - A WELCOME RECEPTION & PANEL DISCUSSION was a great event where expert panelists from the CITY, COUNTY and Law Enforcement addressed the safety of our residents and the short term and long term solutions for the homeless in our community.  A big thank you to our event sponsors, Seacoast Bank, PB Dramaworks and DDA.

The best part? This DNA event was FREE! Don't let the next DNA event slip through your fingers. Become a member today!


Would you like to showcase your product or services to thousands of downtown residents?¬† Here are the¬†Top 8 Reasons¬†to become a DNA sponsor.¬† Contact us at¬†[email protected]¬†to discuss exciting ways we can help each other!


MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

Not a Member? Join Now for only $25/year and get involved!

As a DNA member, you are helping to enhance the quality of lives of downtown residents.  We do this by strengthening the collaboration between downtown residents, government and businesses through Social Interaction, Information Sharing and Advocacy.  #StrengthInNumbers


BE IN THE KNOW.  LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD

Downtown residents pay an additional 1 mill tax to fund the Downtown Development Authority (DDA).  The DDA budget is $8,833,459.  Check out the September 2023 DDA board meeting packet. Click here.

The August minutes show that the proposal was made in response to community outcry that the Security Ambassadors Program be scaled back and funds re-allocated to pay for additional police hours. In addition, there will be a Downtown Security Task Force, better data collection, and a re-structured Ambassador program. 

Attend the next DDA board meeting¬†on¬†October 18th, 8:30 AM.¬†Come to the DDA office at 300 Clematis St, St 200¬† or use¬†Zoom¬†to join.¬†For questions or to submit public comments, please email¬†[email protected]


IMPORTANT CONTACTS

  • WPB Police (Non-Emergency):¬†561-822-1900
  • Security Ambassadors:¬†561-446-2036¬†
  • City Hotline:¬†561-822-2222
  • City Services:¬†561-822-2210¬†(emergencies)
  • Download¬†Free Mobile App -¬†The WPBKey app provides a platform for residents to actively engage with the city to maintain a cleaner and safer neighborhood.¬†Click Here.

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